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Post subject: Ontrack Disk Manager compatibility  PostPosted: 22.01.2011, 22:49



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Hello!

I have an old laptop with Pentium 1500 MHz and 1.5 GB of RAM.
I've replaced broken old disk with new 250 GB IDE disk.
Unfortunately it was not recognized by BIOS so I installed
Ontrack Kroll Disk Manager (Dynamic Drive Overlay V9.88)

http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/hard ... nager.aspx

I've installed both XP.SP3 and Vista SP2 and both are
working OK (dual boot).

Then I wanted to install latest aptosid but the laptop
just reset (no message displayed). If I skipped loading
dynamic drive overlay (DDO), the Live DVD started, but
disk was not recognized in full size. :(

I tried with another distribution (Kanotix Excalibur), but
no success. Fortunately this time laptop displayed the
following message:
      Code:
ISOLINUX 3.86 debian-20100430 ETCDisolinux: Found something at drive = FF
isolinux: Looks reasonable, continuining...
isolinux: Disk error 01, AX = 422B, drive FF


I've found some info about disk geometry here:

http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... HOWTO.html

and it seems that support for automatic disk manager
was removed in kernel 2.5.70. :(
      Code:
In 2.5.70 the automatic disk manager support was removed.
Instead, two boot options were added: "hda=remap" to do the EZ-
Drive remapping of sector 0 to sector 1, and "hda=remap63" to
do the OnTrack Disk Manager shift over 63 sectors.

BTW, I've downloaded Slackware 11 which is on kernel 2.4 and
tried again but still no success. :(

Is is possible to install aptosid on disk with Ontrack Disk Manager?
Maybe by changing some .cfg files on DVD?
Or I would need to recompile kernel with support for DDO?

Thanks, Roman
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 30.01.2011, 13:09



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Hello!

I have installed aptosid on another computer and copied Linux (83) partition to my laptop. I can see the files from Windows with ext2fsd utility, for example.

I've added Linux entry into NT 6.0 BCD loader with EasyBCD. Now I'm able to start Linux grub2 but booting stops in BusyBox after message
      Code:
"Gave up waiting for root device".
There is also an ALERT message:
      Code:
/dev/disk/by-uuid/9df...more numbers... does not exist.
The folder /dev/disk has only two folders: by-id by-path

BTW, does remap63 option still work in latest Linux kernels?

Thanks, Roman

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 30.01.2011, 13:36



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      doknir wrote:


I have installed aptosid on another computer ...


When you did that, it wrote Grub menu and /etc/fstab using the UUID numbers for the computer that you installed on. When you copied the partition image to your laptop, you copied the Grub and /etc/fstab files as well. Now you have wrong UUID numbers, so it won't boot and it won't mount. Use a Live CD or Hiren's floppy diskette or something to go in and edit, and change the UUIDs. But then you need a Linux session with grub-pc so you can run update-grub -- I'm not sure how you're going to do that.
 
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